Hi all - I am having a discussion on another forum and wanted to get this message board's thoughts on the topic of hold-in-lieu (HILPT) procedures. Specifically, I was flying actual IMC yesterday and was given an RNAV approach clearance that, by the book, required me to perform the published hold to get lined up for final. The controller thought otherwise and wanted to know why I didn't fly straight-in... Anyway - I'm curious to know if this has happened a lot to others? I know it's much easier on pilot/controller to fly straight in, however wouldn't assume to do it without meeting the straight-in requirements.